Lately there's been a lot of griping on this forum regarding Canon's recent troubles getting from announcement to volume shipping on some key products. So, in the spirit of Monty Python, let's look on the bright side of Canon! N.B.: all of this is for entertainment purposes only!
- Given Nikon's highly successful launches (D800 & D4), as compared to Canon's struggles with "ready for primetime" bodies and lenses, there will be a shakeup in Canon's attitude such that, in the future, they will no longer aim to launch products that just stay about even with Nikon, but completely blow it out of the water. Based on this, we can expect the following from the 5D4:
- Sensor covers the entire light circle, so no body rotation needed to switch between portrait and landscape; it can also shoot square, 4:3, 16:9, etc
- 50MP in 3:2 aspect mode; 85MP in full light circle mode
- Clean, portrait-quality stills at ISO 256K
Those look like the specs for the new rebel!
The next 5d will be LARGE FORMAT with 250 MP, and clean 500k iso. And they finally put that espresso maker in there! But, typical canon, it only makes decaf. They saved the full caffeine version for their 1d triple X.
The 1d triple X will have 1 CF slot, 2 SD slots, and 1 Blu-ray slot.
Oh, and it will be priced 99 cents higher than the new Nikon, so people have something to complain about.